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Valcárcel supports a "Pact for Education" in Spain to provide stability (08/10/2009)

Requests that the economic effort that make the communities being compensated by the Government of Spain, "not only in scholarship but also in direct funding to universities"

UPCT, said the president, "has reaffirmed its policy of engagement with companies and research centers to tailor their studies to the current labor market needs"

The president said that "the Polytechnic has a spirit that transcends international borders, and regional government's goal is" to promote our universities abroad "

The president of the Community of Murcia, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, called today to achieve a "Pact for Education" "to provide stability to the education system and to address the future with ambition, to maintain and promote the welfare state."

Valcárcel was speaking at the graduation ceremony of opening the course of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) held at the Auditorium of the Campus Muralla del Mar, and the president of Cajamurcia, Carlos Egea, delivered the inaugural lecture.

The regional chief executive called on the need to "look beyond the biased interests or colors, a rational and balanced education policy", in which the University plays a key role.

"The generation of highly qualified human resources is the basis for addressing current challenges of knowledge society in a context of economic crisis", so as the president said, "we need to find synergies between universities and centers of production knowledge, as well as productive sectors. "

In this regard, he stressed that "adaptation to the European Higher Education Area responds to a demand for business: more training oriented to solving problems of the theory, the skills, abilities, teamwork" .

The Technical University of Cartagena, as the president noted, "has reaffirmed this policy of engagement with companies and research centers to tailor their studies to the current labor market needs, increasing to do their research contracts and agreements with the productive sectors Region.

And that is the way forward, "he added.

The president said that "the Polytechnic has a spirit that transcends international borders, so he added, since the regional government want to promote our universities abroad, and Bologna puts us on a plate, to be able to send teachers and students to other universities in the world. "

Provide sufficient funding to public universities

Valcárcel said the regional government's commitment to maintain and improve funding "putting all our efforts to negotiate in the best possible conditions, difficulties, promoting public investment, supporting business, promoting science and innovation and investing in our universities for higher education and training to become one of the most dynamic sectors of our economy. "

In the context of financing, Valcárcel reiterated that one of the objectives of the university policy of Murcia Executive is "provide sufficient funding to public universities to carry out their duties."

The 2007-2011 Funding Agreement guarantees both core funding as its investment program.

"I do not want the crisis affecting the financing of universities, and will continue to stand with all the tools for quality training and research excellence, and we want our universities are one of the strengths to recover economic and social growth, "he said.

"The more training, more competitive, well expressed in the Lisbon Declaration and this is the objective of the European Higher Education and Research, and it is also and always, of the Regional Government of Murcia," he said .

In this way joint venture between the universities and the regional government to achieve the highest quality education and offer new degrees, Valcárcel remarked that "we are committed, in the case of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, the introduction of the new Degree of Architecture, and the creation of the new School of Architecture and Building Engineering, to manage some strategic lessons for the university and the development of the Region. "

"It said, for a permanent commitment in terms of funding, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that this new School will soon lift its walls."

Valcárcel asked, once again, that "the efforts we are making to the regions is offset by the Government of Spain, not only in scholarships for students who are extremely critical to ensure equal opportunity and equity, but also direct funding to universities. "

The process of adaptation to the European Higher Education Area "bears a heavy investment in equipment, adaptation of buildings and hiring of new faculty, the autonomous communities and the universities themselves, explained the president can not take in isolation counting exclusively with resources.

It is time then, "said that the Government promised to take the step forward so many times."

Still, he said, "in the draft State Budget for next year, once again, reality surpasses the desire of the Ministry and the facts belie the words."

Source: CARM

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